- Grasp barbell from rack or deadlift
from floor with shoulder width or slightly wider overhand or
mixed grip. Stand with shoulder width or narrower stance.
- With knees and back straight, lower bar by bending hips until
hamstrings are tight, or just before lower back bends. Lift bar
by extending hips until upright. Pull shoulders slightly back
at top of lift if rounded. Repeat.
- Throughout lift, keep arms, knees, and back straight. Do
not pause or bounce at bottom of lift. Do not lower weight beyond
mild stretch. Full range of motion will vary from person to person
depending on flexibility.
Re-rack or deadlift weight back to floor. Also see Straight